Ben advises public companies regarding compliance with applicable executive compensation disclosure requirements and related corporate governance rules, including Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley. He works with public and private companies in designing and implementing equity and cash incentive compensation plans. He has advised public and private companies in connection with executive compensation and employee benefit issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has worked with officers and directors of companies engaged in corporate transactions regarding change-of-control agreements and excise tax mitigation strategies, and works with companies in designing and implementing individual compensation arrangements, both equity and cash, for key employees.
Ben also routinely advises companies regarding other employee plan issues in connection with corporate transactions, including restructuring and divestitures. He assists publicly held and private companies in designing and drafting retirement plan and welfare plan documents. He works with companies in curing various retirement plan compliance problems and obtaining IRS or DOL approval through voluntary compliance programs. He also represents employers and employee plans in connection with IRS and DOL employee plan audits.